The new novel by Los Angeles-based TV comedy writer Seth Grahame-Smith titled “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” might add something new to the genre that has been lacking for all these years.
The parody of Jane Austen’s novel is due to be published in April and Hollywood studios are apparently already bidding to turn the new book into a blockbuster movie according to the Herald Sun (via Film Drunk) as it tells the story of Elizabeth Bennet and her four sisters as they become zombie slayers and are taught how to fight like Japanese ninjas by Mr Darcy. More than anything, the Japanese ninjas aspect is what makes this interesting to me.
Grahame-Smith gives some choice quotes to the Herald Sun, here’s how it reads:
“It quickly became obvious that Jane (Austen) had laid down the blueprint for a zombie novel,” The Sunday Times quoted Grahame-Smith as saying.
“Why else in the original should a regiment arrive on Lizzie Bennet’s doorstep when they should have been off fighting Napoleon?
“It was to protect the family from an invasion of brain-eaters, obviously.”
Grahame-Smith said about 85 per cent of his novel is Austen’s original text.
“I hated her when I was forced to read Austen in school, but when I started re-reading I realised she was a brutal, but very funny, satirist,” he said.
“I can only aspire to be as mean-spirited as she could be.”
i love this movie and book sfm!! this could be really stupid, but it's a little bit intriguing.